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Fitter Better Sooner resources nominated for BMA Patient...

12 Jul 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists is delighted to announce that the Fitter Better Sooner patient information toolkit on preparing for surgery, has been shortlisted for the 2019 BMA Patient Information Awards. Endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons and the Royal College of...

RCoA responds to the government’s reply to the Promoting...

10 Jul 2019

In response to the government’s reply to the ‘Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation’ consultation, Dr William Harrop-Griffiths, Chair of the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Clinical Quality and Research Board said: “We welcome the government’s proposed changes to...

RCoA response to GMC’s 2019 national training survey

08 Jul 2019

In response to the findings of the GMC’s 2019 national training survey, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “To see a year-on-year improvement where fewer anaesthetists in training are stating that their roles are being affected by...

RCoA response to pension concerns

08 Jul 2019

Dr Krishna Ramachandran, Chair of the Workforce and Strategy Committee said: “Whilst it is not within the remit of the Royal College of Anaesthetists to comment on salary scales, the issues affecting prompt and accurate salary payments, and of pensions does impact on the...

Supply Disruption Alert – Marcain Heavy 0.5% Solution for Injection

04 Jul 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Association of Anaesthetists are aware of the supply distribution alert issued today by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) for Marcain Heavy 0.5% Solution for Injection. We will continue to remain in direct contact with...

RCoA, Macmillan and NIHR launch Prehabilitation report for people...

02 Jul 2019

The Royal College of Anaesthetists, Macmillan Cancer Support, and the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Cancer and Nutrition Collaboration have today launched a report calling for changes to the delivery of cancer care across the UK, with a greater focus on...

Your chance to join the BJA Education editorial board

17 Jun 2019

The British Journal of Anaesthesia is looking to recruit two anaesthetists in training members to the editorial board of BJA Education. The role will include overseeing the production of podcasts and contributing to the social media activities of the journal. Applicants should...

Anaesthetic curriculum review

13 Jun 2019

Today the College Chair of the Anaesthetic Curriculum Review Group, Dr Nigel Penfold, updated delegates in attendance at the College Tutors meeting in Chester, about the latest developments in the review of the Anaesthetic Curriculum. The anaesthetic curriculum is being revised...

RCoA responds to proposals on restricting promotions and...

11 Jun 2019

Obese children are more likely to become obese adults, and obesity in adulthood increases an individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver disease and a number of cancers. This leads to more complications and worse outcomes after surgery. As stated...

RCoA responds to the Leslie Hamilton Review of gross negligence...

06 Jun 2019

In response to the Leslie Hamilton Independent Review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide, Professor Ravi Mahajan, President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists said: “We welcome the report by the Independent Review and the focus on working towards a just...

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